Yellow warning for heavy rain and strong winds this weekend

Yellow weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued for Wolverhampton and the West Midlands for this weekend.

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The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain from midnight on Saturday morning until midnight on Sunday morning, and strong winds on Saturday between 4am and 9pm.

It says heavy and persistent rain is expected for much of Wales and north west England through Saturday, with the potential for some flooding. Spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer, and it may also affect public transport services. Strong winds are expected to affect the southern United Kingdom, causing potential disruption.

People are advised to take extra care if they are out and about, and keep an eye on the latest weather forecast; the Met Office forecast for Wolverhampton can be found at https://bit.ly/2u1CS9Q.

Residents can sign up to receive localised weather alerts from the Met Office by visiting https://bit.ly/2J3z7Lf. Simply enter your email address and then select the region(s) you wish to receive alerts for.

You can also sign up to receive local flood warnings by phone, email or text message by visiting https://bit.ly/1sL3t67.

The Met Office issues yellow warnings for a range of weather situations. Many are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places.

Many people may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected.

Other yellow warnings are issued when the weather could bring much more severe impacts to the majority of people but the certainty of those impacts occurring is much lower.

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